North West’s Largest Independent Estate Agent
Surveys and valuations have been part of our business for over 100 years. Our senior surveyors’ expertise has been built locally over many years dealing with all forms of property valuations. Advice offered prior to purchase includes either a full Homebuyers Report or a simple report tailored to your needs. 

We have the experience and detailed local knowledge to provide an accurate and relevant assessment of the true value of all residential and commercial property. 

We provide formal valuations for tax purposes including Probate, Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax, balance sheet purposes and personal pension requirements. 
 
We are on the lending Panels of Lloyds, Handlesbanken, Manchester Building Society and many more.

We specialise in valuations for Matrimonial purposes, Shared Ownership and Right to Buy.

All our Surveyors are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, providing an effective, professional and user-friendly service.

Helping you choose the right survey

Why do you need Survey?

Because forewarned is forearmed.  Choosing the right survey will help highlight any serious problems and advise you of any specific risks before you commit to the process of buying or selling a property.

Buying or selling? Survey you options...

The Condition Report

Choose this report if you're buying or selling a conventional house, flat or bungalow built in common building materials and in reasonable condition.  It focuses purely on the condition of the property by setting out the following:

1. Clear 'traffic light' ratings of the condition of different parts of the building, services, garage and outbuildings, showing problems that require varying degrees of attention. 

2. A summary of the risks to the condition of the building

3. Other matters including guarantees, planning and building control issues for your legal advisors

The HomeBuyer Report

Choose this report if you would like more extensive information whilst buying or selling a conventional house, flat or bungalow, built from common building materials and in reasonable condition.  It costs more than the Condition Report but includes:
 
1. All of the features in the Condition Report plus a more extensive inspection

2. The surveyor's professional opinion on the 'Market Value' of the property

3. An insurance reinstatement figure for the property

4. A list of problems the surveyor considers may affect the value of the property

5. Advice on repairs and ongoing maintenance

The Building Survey

Formerly called a structural survey, you could choose the building survey if you're dealing with a large, older or run-down property, a building that is unusual or altered, or if you're planning major works.  It costs more than the other reports because it gives details information about the structure and fabric of the property.  It includes:

1. A thorough inspection and detailed report on a wider range of issues

2. A description of visible defects and potential problems caused by hidden flaws.

3. An outline of repair options and the likely consequences of inactivity

4. Advice for your legal advisers and details of serious risks and dangerous conditions.

A building survey does not include a valuation, but your surveyor may be able to provide this as a separate extra service.

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